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Virtual Author Visit: Charles R. Lee

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Author and scientist Dr. Charles R. Lee will be discussing his book Memoirs of a Federal Government Scientist During the Cold War in this virtual event. Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here (copy and paste the link into your browser): https://bit.ly/3MFJYqc.

“My first book describes my participation in the USA/USSR Scientific Exchange Program in 1980 when I traveled to USSR. The book details my interactions and experiences with Russian and Ukrainian scientists and engineers and the KGB. I experienced many things the Ukrainians are experiencing today in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

Charles R. Lee is happily married with three girls and three grandchildren. He grew up in North Tarrytown, NY, now known as Sleepy Hollow, NY. He attended the University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, where he graduated with a BS in Chemistry. He continued his education at Clemson University, Clemson, SC where he received an MS and Ph. D. in Agronomy and Soil Chemistry. In 1980, the Soviet Union requested Dr. Lee under the USA/USSR Scientific Exchange Program to travel to Leningrad to observe and evaluate a newly constructed Overlandflow Wastewater Treatment Facility. President Jimmy Carter approved the participation and travel of Dr. Lee to the USSR to complete USA participation in the Scientific Exchange Program. While it seemed like a harmless effort, Dr. Lee never in his wildest dreams would have ever believed the situation he found himself in. He wrote this book to give the reader an intriguing story of his real-life experiences in the USSR during the Cold War.


June 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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